made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions1--it is by grace you have been saved.26
And God raised us up with Christ3 and seated us with him4 in the heavenly realms5 in Christ Jesus,
in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,6 expressed in his kindness7 to us in Christ Jesus.
For it is by grace8 you have been saved,9 through faith10--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
not by works,11 so that no one can boast.1210
For we are God's workmanship,13 created14 in Christ Jesus to do good works,15 which God prepared in advance for us to do.